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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

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Y’All Come To My Party

If you don’t count key lime Daiquiri parties that burned out three blenders in the mid-1970s, I haven’t been involved in many parties. Here’s an invitation to one being held at the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum in Altenburg Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m.

I’m speaking on Regional Photography and showing off my photos at a conference at the museum in October, so this is a chance for folks to help me weed down my print selections and get a sneak peek at some videos I’ll be presenting then.

Museum director Carla Jordan assured me that appetizers and cocktails will be served. Being as how this is a pioneer German community, there’s a good chance that “cocktails” means beer.

You don’t have to dress up

I’m wearing jeans, so don’t worry about pulling out your fancy duds.

One of my favorite bike rides is from Cape to Altenburg (here’s the scenic, if not most direct route). If you haven’t driven it, you’re in for a treat. You’ll be going through beautiful rolling farmlands.

One caution: Carla says keep your eye open for deer. She’s been spotting a lot of them on her drive to and from Cape. I’ve seen a few. They’re pretty grazing in the fields; they’d be a lot less attractive in the middle of the road.

There’s a quilt show, too

If you don’t think it’s worth driving all that way just to see me, the museum has a “Quilters of Lutheran Ladies Aid” display of quilts made by local women.

Quilt photo gallery

Here’s a gallery of some of the quilts.Click on any image to make it larger, then click on the left of right side of the picture to move through the gallery. Here’s a link to the museum’s website.

8 comments to Y’All Come To My Party

  • That sounds like fun. Google says it’s 550 miles of bicycling, and would take me 46 hours of riding. I’d need to start tomorrow afternoon, then. But I’ll bet they’re not allowing for headwinds and sleep.

    Oh, well. Wish I could be there.

    (I think cocktails are for Episcopalians. Beer is for Lutherans.)

  • Terry Hopkins

    Gee,I wish I had more notice…I am going the BVI’s for sail boat thingy. So I most regretfully decline this kind invitation. With you showing slides of pictures and a quilt display all at one place and at one time, this event should be on everyone’s bucket list!
    So please take shots of the crowd, so all of us poor Floridians and those even more unfortunates living in other states can at least feel like we are there.
    Regrets…
    Coming up there the first week in August…you going to be around?

  • Jane Neumeyer

    Sorry to miss this! Photography prints and quilts–two of my favorite things!

  • Lee Dahringer

    Sorry to have to miss this. No doubt you will taken more photos of the wonderful quilts, and the selected photographs (or is that redundant?

  • Keith Robinson

    Ken, I like the Norman Rockwell indirect reference on the invite! Too bad I will not make it to Cape to see you before you head back to Florida.

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